His American Detective

Author: Summer Devon
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781537868301
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The sole survivor of his family's gruesome murder years earlier, "Poor Little Ned Lawton" has struggled to put the dark events behind him. So when a brash New York detective darkens his doorway demanding an interview, the wealthy young gentleman immediately shuts him out. But a rash of murders in America are mirroring of the London killings, and Patrick Kelly knows Ned might be the key to stopping the bloodshed.Lawton, now called Edmund Sloan, is a wealthy young gentleman and philanthropist. He's spent most of his life pushing all memories of his old family and that horrific day from his thoughts. Now a brash, provocative American detective insists he dredge up the past.Together, Patrick and the unwilling Edmund must uncover the truth of the murders before the killer strikes again, whether it is in New York or London. As they hunt down secrets from his past, Edmund can't hide his other secret from the sharp-eyed detective: the attraction he feels for men and the enticing Patrick in particular.

The Gay Detective Novel

Author: Judith A. Markowitz
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 078648277X
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Gertrude Stein called it “the only really modern novel form that has come into existence,” yet the mystery genre was a century old before it featured its first gay main character in a novel. Since then, gay and lesbian detective fiction has been one of the fastest growing segments of the genre. It incorporates gay and lesbian cultural elements and offers crossover appeal. Its authors call upon a century of development in the mystery genre, while providing new, more accurate images of lesbians and gay men than generally found in mainstream literature and popular media. This groundbreaking study of gay and lesbian detective fiction examines mystery series and historically significant stand-alone novels published since the early 1960s. Part I is an overview that describes how these novels make gay and lesbian life visible and forge new, powerful images. It also examines how they fit into the larger history of mystery fiction. The series analyses in Part II are grouped according to the type of main character (police officer, private investigator, amateur sleuth, etc.). Each section discusses main and secondary characters of that type, characteristic themes for the group, and more. The analyses of individual series cover main characters, themes, plot points and other elements. Comments from authors interviewed for this book play a central role in those analyses. Part III lists series-spanning themes (e.g., homophobia, the closet, gay marriage) and the novels and series that address each of those themes.

His Scottish Detective

Author: Summer Devon
Publisher: Summer Devon
ISBN: 1386182702
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Joshua Smith had no reason to trust the cop who'd saved his life. After all, to the son of a criminal, a rozzer is the enemy. But when ex-Sergeant Ross Munro is hired to discover why Joshua's bride disappeared, Joshua agrees to help. Guilt-ridden because he'd vowed to protect Matilda, the pregnant girl he was forced to wed, Joshua is driven to help her. Partnering with the Scottish detective might solve one problem…and raise others. Haunted by the memory of a woman he couldn't save, independent investigator Ross Munro is determined to locate Matilda. Her marriage to Joshua is clearly a sham, but Joshua's role in her disappearance is less obvious . Worse, muddying it all is Ross's unexpected attraction to the scowling, growling bruiser. An attraction that Joshua seems game to explore. On a desperate search for the missing woman, their tenuous bonds of trust are tested when betrayal is unearthed, murder's afoot, and loyalties are questioned. Unraveling this mystery may unite two men from opposite sides of the law…or drive the cop and the criminal apart.

Purity and Contamination in Late Victorian Detective Fiction

Author: Dr Christopher Pittard
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409478823
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Concentrating on works by authors such as Fergus Hume, Arthur Conan Doyle, Grant Allen, L.T. Meade, and Marie Belloc Lowndes, Christopher Pittard explores the complex relation between the emergence of detective fictions in the 1880s and 1890s and the concept of purity. The centrality of material and moral purity as a theme of the genre, Pittard argues, both reflected and satirised a contemporary discourse of degeneration in which criminality was equated with dirt and disease and where national boundaries were guarded against the threat of the criminal foreigner. Situating his discussion within the ideologies underpinning George Newnes's Strand Magazine as well as a wide range of nonfiction texts, Pittard demonstrates that the genre was a response to the seductive and impure delights associated with sensation and gothic novels. Further, Pittard suggests that criticism of detective fiction has in turn become obsessed with the idea of purity, thus illustrating how a genre concerned with policing the impure itself became subject to the same fear of contamination. Contributing to the richness of Pittard's project are his discussions of the convergence of medical discourse and detective fiction in the 1890s, including the way social protest movements like the antivivisectionist campaigns and medical explorations of criminality raised questions related to moral purity.

Begegnung um Mitternacht

Author: KJ Charles
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3736302223
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England 1904: Vor zwei Jahren raubte ein schreckliches Unglück Captain Archie Curtis seine Zukunft beim Militär. War es ein Unfall oder Sabotage? Fest entschlossen, die Hintergründe aufzudecken, nimmt er eine Einladung auf ein abgelegenes Anwesen an. Ebenfalls zu Gast ist Daniel da Silva - dekadent, exotisch und kultiviert. Der Poet verkörpert alles, was der geradlinige Offizier fürchtet, und übt doch eine ungeahnte Anziehungskraft auf Curtis aus. Und während die elegante Fassade der Gesellschaft zu bröckeln beginnt und darunter Verrat, Erpressung und Mord zum Vorschein kommen, stellt Curtis fest, dass er den faszinierenden Daniel braucht wie keinen Menschen zuvor ...

Victorian Time

Author: T. Ferguson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137007982
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Victorian Time examines how literature of the era registers the psychological impact of the onset of a modern, industrialized experience of time as time-saving technologies, such as steam-powered machinery, aimed at making economic life more efficient, signalling the dawn of a new age of accelerated time.

Questions of Identity in Detective Fiction

Author: Linda Martz
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN:
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With essays by an international group of scholars, this title examines how the genre both mirrors and focuses the personal/sexual/ethnic/spiritual, how it interfaces with national literatures and histories, and how the generic identity of detective fiction has evolved over time.

Maisie Dobbs Das Haus zur letzten Ruhe

Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 368811163X
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Hinter diesen Mauern lauert der Tod ... London 1929: Der Krieg scheint vergessen, und auch für Maisie Dobbs brechen neue Zeiten an. Aber dass eine junge Frau ihr eigenes Detektivbüro eröffnet, ist dann doch reichlich skandalös. Während der Ermittlung gegen eine vermeintliche Ehebrecherin treten die Schrecken der Vergangenheit erneut zutage. Maisie kommt einem Mann auf die Spur, der die Hilflosigkeit von Kriegsversehrten auf abscheuliche Weise ausnutzt. Unversehens gerät sie dabei selbst in höchste Gefahr ...

The Clubwomen s Daughters

Author: Gwen Tarbox
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131777602X
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.